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trying to adjust to a different schedule...
Friday, June 03, 2011      2 comments

I just finished a work project last Friday, so now I have entire days free to spend with my husband, until we both find work again. Although, at first I caught a horrible cold which set me back, but now feeling much better. I'm finally well-re... Read more
Get Your Sleep!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      2 comments

I'm at the tail-end of a project where I'm working longer hours and I live pretty far from my job so I leave home before 6am in order to beat the worst traffic (405, if you know L.A. freeways) and usually go to the gym before heading over to sta... Read more
Excited about the future
Thursday, May 12, 2011      1 comments

I'm excited about a couple of things: 1) I'm back down to the weight I once swore that "I'd never get back up to" after losing about 35 lbs. Previously, I would see photos of myself at the same weight I am now and get disgusted with how ... Read more
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      5 comments

I keep wanting to write about my progress with my ankle fracture recovery. I guess it's because I see myself being a part of SP for the long run, and years later I'll look back at this time and want to read past blogs. I've never broken a bone... Read more
Second Wind
Thursday, May 05, 2011      2 comments

I feel as if I'm bouncing back from a little weight gain and lethargy - and after a week I feel great again! I think my work schedule is a tad demanding (50-60 hr work weeks, with a 1 hr commute each way) and started to notice last week that my... Read more
went to the doctor today
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

Just for a follow-up visit to see how my blood pressure is doing. I'm happy to say that it's almost down to normal levels, and I intend to get it there. I would post what it is right now, but I'm so bad at remembering numbers. But it's been p... Read more
Another good article about workouts...
Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

Lately, I've been coming across some good articles about working out. Maybe they've always been there but now I'm tuned in to them! ... Read more
What's The Single Best Exercise?
Monday, April 18, 2011      6 comments

That's the headline to a pretty interesting article I just read today. Here's the link: www.nytimes.com/2011/04/
-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 It got me thinking about exercising efficien... Read more
Just want to share...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      2 comments

I've had a secret weapon to help me stay motivated to go to the gym first thing in the morning: a book that made me giggle and laugh my way through each chapter. I really enjoyed that story, and alas, it is done. I finished it this morning wh... Read more
why it's important to stay active
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      2 comments

I sit at my computer at work for 9-12 hours every day. I commute to and from work at least an hour to 1.5 hr each way. That means I'm sitting on my butt for at LEAST 11 hours every day! That's bad. I've heard of deep vein thrombosis bein... Read more
On my way, so far so good!
Friday, April 08, 2011      0 comments

I can feel myself getting more energetic and healthier. I can feel my skin getting a little more tighter. I've been here before in my past weight-loss, encouraged by successful dieting and exercise. But this time around I really want to reach... Read more
ankle recovery, ongoing...
Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

I broke my ankle 5 months ago, yesterday. At my last visit, I asked the orthopedic doctor when I could start running again, and he said "after 3 months". I thought he meant 3 months after I'd broken it, but maybe now I think he meant 3 months... Read more
learning from others
Saturday, March 26, 2011      2 comments

Just some more thoughts on dieting. I work in an industry where we get into crunch times a few times a year in order to make certain deadlines. Right now I'm doing 50-60 hr. work weeks and I notice that in the past when this comes up, I te... Read more
Thinking about nutrition and dieting.
Thursday, March 17, 2011      2 comments

For many years, I've been pretty good about my food choices and really like healthy food. I never get fast food, except for the occasional road trip but even then there are choices like Subway. I try to incorporate fruit & vegetables into my d... Read more
I'm Back.
Monday, March 07, 2011      5 comments

Hey there. I joined SparkPeople last year, in June, when I was working in Hollywood, CA. I was really watching my diet and going on long walks at lunchtime and making some progress. Then, inevitably, I finished the project I was on and worked ... Read more

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